Ukraine Primer IV: Competing Narratives

by Derek Davison Russia moved to annex Crimea this week, as Ukraine evacuated most of its soldiers from the peninsula. Tensions in eastern Ukraine seem to have reached a tense equilibrium, even as reports of a Russian military build-up along… Continue Reading  

Kristol Cares Deeply About the Syrian People

by Jim Lobe It’s not clear whether Bill Kristol went to the dentist Thursday and had a prolonged reaction to the Sodium Pentothal he was administered or whether he’s become desperate over the prospect that neoconservatives are losing their hold… Continue Reading  

Restoring Congress’ Role In Making War

by Robert E. Hunter Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our… Continue Reading  

Major U.S. Debate Over Wisdom of Syria Attack

by Jim Lobe via IPS News While some kind of U.S. military action against Syria in the coming days appears increasingly inevitable, the debate over the why and how of such an attack has grown white hot here. On one… Continue Reading